A Mental Model to Leverage Information Overload as Creative Fuel for Problem Solving

Mohammed Ali Vakil
Sep 18, 2017 · 7 min read
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1. Filter the information through a Lens of Your Most Important Questions

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“A good question is like the one Albert Einstein asked himself as a small boy — ‘What would you see if you were traveling on a beam of light?’ That question launched the theory of relativity, E=MC2, and the atomic age’.

A good question question is not concerned with a correct answer.

A good question cannot be answered immediately.

A good question challenges existing answers.

A good question creates new territory of thinking.

A good question is one that generates many other good questions.

A good question is may be the last job a machine will learn to do.

A good question is what humans are for.”

2. Generate Novel Insights by exploring diverse & rich sources of information

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3. Complete (Small) Projects to integrate the learning

“We Only Know What We Make.”
Giambattista Vico, Philosopher

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Embrace the Abundance of Information

The best about the Internet is that there’s so much information. The Worst thing about the Internet is that there’s so much information.

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Mohammed Ali Vakil

Written by

Co-founder of Calm Achiever. Holacracy & GTD Coach, Comics Artist from Bangalore, India. Website: www.calmachiever.com Twitter: @calmachiever

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Co-founder of Calm Achiever. Holacracy & GTD Coach, Comics Artist from Bangalore, India. Website: www.calmachiever.com Twitter: @calmachiever

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